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Cecilia Ibru, others bag honorary degrees from OAU

Posted by By Sun News Publishing on 2007/12/15 | Views: 495 |

Cecilia Ibru, others bag honorary degrees from OAU


More awards have continued to trail the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Oceanic Bank International Plc, Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru as she is conferred today with an honorary doctorate degree in Business Management (DBM) (honoris causa) by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife at its 35th convocation ceremony.

More awards have continued to trail the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Oceanic Bank International Plc, Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru as she is conferred today with an honorary doctorate degree in Business Management (DBM) (honoris causa) by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife at its 35th convocation ceremony.

The Governing Council and the Senate of the university approved the conferment of the degree on Dr. (Mrs.) Ibru in recognition of her efforts at promoting entrepreneurship and self employment in the Nigerian economy over the years.

In a letter conveying the decision of the university to confer the degree on her, the Registrar and Secretary to the council of OAU, Mr. Ayorinde Ogunruku said: “The conferment of the degree is in recognition of your high profile in the banking industry as well as your uncommon zeal and support for the encouragement of entrepreneurship and self employment in the Nigerian economy.”

Other distinguished achievers to be conferred with honorary degrees at the same occasion are Chief John Odeyemi, a foremost industrialist, Prof. Abdias Do Nascimento, a distinguished scholar and Dr. Boni Yayi, President of neighboring Benin Republic .

Dr. (Mrs.) Ibru has over the years received several honorary degrees, awards and honours for her contributions to the development of the banking sector in particular and the entire economy at large.

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